[Dovecot] HMAC-MD5 / HMAC-MD5-context

Joshua Goodall joshua at roughtrade.net
Wed Aug 23 03:50:46 EEST 2006

On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 03:16:15PM +0200, V?clav Haisman wrote:
> Andrey Panin wrote:
> > On 234, 08 22, 2006 at 11:30:07AM +0200, Chris Laif wrote:
> >> Maybe it would be better to use {HMAC-MD5-CONTEXT} or {HMAC-MD5-CTX} ?
> > 
> > This change will break existing dovecot installations without any real gain.
> > 
> Correctness is IMO much more important than backward compatibility with
> buggy/broken behaviour.

The string is correct.  Dovecot's format in this regard is derived
from (but not identical with) the LDAP format, RFC 3112, and the string
enclosed in {} denotes the name of the password scheme to use with this
data, and NOT the type of the data that follows.


Josh "Koshua" Goodall                      "as modern as tomorrow afternoon"
joshua at roughtrade.net                                       - FW109

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